Most of us are familiar with Shakespeare’s Hamlet, but did you know that Why Not Theatre and CanStage have joined forces to create a fully integrated retelling for both hearing and Deaf audiences?

Described as a “cross-cultural, gender-flipped” version delivered in spoken-word and American Sign Language, Prince Hamlet will be performed at CanStage from February 6–24.

Join us at Hart House for a conversation led by Director Ravi Jain and deaf actor Dawn Jani Birley about creating Prince Hamlet, a unique re-imagining of the classic play. They will discuss their experiences developing the show, the translation and relevance of classics, and how to make hearing/deaf collaborations more effective.

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  • Date: Sun, Feb 10, 2019
  • Time & Duration: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm (EST) (2h)
  • Cost:
    • General Admission


  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: Debates Room (2034)